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Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square neighborhood, Cotogna is a lively, comfortably-stylish restaurant featuring rustic Italian cuisine. Adjoining Quince, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local seafood, salads, salumi and cheeses. A sophisticated, seasonal cocktail program features innovative cocktails, while the approachable wine program focuses on Northern Italian varieties.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Cotogna is open for continuous service
Monday - Thursday from 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday from 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday Supper is served from 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Please note on Sunday we serve our four-course Sunday Supper menu. The regular a la carte menu is also available.
$30 and under
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Cotogna offers offsite catering for parties of 10-100! Please contact email@example.com to learn more.
Valet parking is available in the evenings at the front entrance of the restaurant for $18 per standard sized vehicle.
The Muni bus lines 1 California, 30 Stockton, 10 Townsend and 12 Folsom all stop within a block or two of Cotogna. The closest Bart stop, Montgomery Station, is a 10 minute walk.
Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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Cotogna is a celebration of rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas.
Cotogna Ratings and Reviews
All there Pasta is wonderful, pizza good, salads great , very disappointed that they no longer offer focaccia; I would pay for it , shouldn’t have taken it away. All there meat & fish coarse excellent. Cocktails on pricey side. Overall we love this place. Service & food quality spectacular
Cotogna has yet to disappoint. The ambiance is excellent -- it provides a very comfortable environment and the service is generally very good. The food is also excellent and I highly recommend the swordfish off the new menu. I feel that the quality of the food is pretty well balanced with the price. I will definitely come back.
Adding my girlfriends name to the menu was so sweet and thoughtful. The host assisted us by getting us sat before our reservation time. The server was so nice and attentive. Every person we interacted with added to our excellent experience.
Our only sad moment was that we left our leftovers at the restaurant. Two lamb shanks and half my crab salad. We can't remember if the server brought it back to us or if we were at fault for leaving it. We were so upset that we couldn't eat the amazing leftovers the next day. Would definitely come back again. Loved especially the ravioli appetizer.
Gone downhill from first time there. The crab pasta was over-lined- couldn’t taste the crab. My wife’s carbonara was better but not the very best we ever had. Fabulous pistachio gelato, best thing about the meal. So noisy couldn’t have easy conversation. For $225 with (good) 2 glasses of wine, coffee, water, and tip and tax, NOT a great value.
Our waiter was initially present and helpful. Once he returned with drinks and took our order we never saw him again. After the runner brought our food no one ever stopped by our table. I asked an employee for some ice for my ice tea. 10 minutes went by and nothing. I saw her again and asked if she forgot. She did. 15 minutes to get a glass of ice. We had to find another waitress to ask for our check. No one ever asked if we wanted dessert or coffee. The food was far better than the service. The table wobbled. When I asked for sugar for my ice tea, I was given fussy simple syrup. $6 for an ice tea and $6 for Bubble up. Good food can be found throughout San Francisco as can good service. That being said I would not return nor recommend the restaurant to anyone.
I arrived late for my lunch after my flight was delayed into SF. The restaurant was accommodating and pleasant upon my arrival. After being seated the waiter brought me a cocktail and a local beer. (I was on holidays!) I started with the halibut crudo followed by the Agnolotti (which is apparently their signature dish). Both dishes were amazing but not overly filling. While I was satisfied with the meal, I had been travelling all day and was starving so I decided to order the Crab Luigi, which was another fabulous dish. The food was outstanding and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that appreciates quality dishes!
I was really looking forward to this reservation as it came highly recommended. Unfortunately my friends and I were extremely disappointed. We asked for bread, we were told they didn’t have any on Wed. The 3 mains we ordered were over seasoned and did not have a good balance of flavor. The meatballs had a good flavor but were too salty, the side potatoes were raw and just oily. The crab pasta special tasted like lemon, oil and chili flakes, not a sauce. Minuscule pieces of dungeneess crab. The truffle pasta was blah and just tasted like truffle. We had the vegetarian pizza and the leeks, mushroom and chosen cheese didn’t complement one another and was blah. The best item was the persimmon salad.
Our second time at Cotogna and it was just as good this time as last. Food is always fresh, creative, attractively plated, and tastes delicious. Service is efficient and servers pleasant and warm, without being obsequious or too chummy. Our only complaint - it is too damn loud. For folks such as myself, who are over 65, the din of the restaurant makes hearing your dinner partner(s) a challenge; wish there was some way they could easily redesign the space to cut down on the overall noise level.
We had such a great time! Our waiter Josh was just wonderful - he made some great recommendations on the menu, both food and wine. We debated dessert, and we went for it and it was amazing! I highly recommend getting dessert (the hot chocolate is also AMAZING!). We arrived early (at 6pm for an 8:30 reservation) thinking we could get in earlier. They were able to seat us right then or at 7pm at the bar - we opted to keep our 8:30 reservation. But, if you are trying to come without a reservation just come early!
The deserts are out of this worlds, and the pasta is really good. However, we waited for half an hour to be served. Just waiting at the table with nobody coming to us or asking us anything. Mind you we came in with a sleeping kid so it would have been nice not to have vaited so long. If we were better handled by the staff the overall expericence would have been different.
Waited at the front reception area for nearly 10 minutes before anyone came to greet us. That felt awkward with everyone looking at us - probably wondering the same as us - why?? Our server was great, but overworked. The food is always good. Cotogna would be exceptional if the attention to detail and service was as good as the food. The front desk people are always lackluster.
Everything was wonderful - great server, cozy, simple decor and terrific food. We especially enjoyed the chitarra with blue crab and lime, which had s light touch even if "glazed in butter". We also enjoyed the quail with sunchokes (are sunchokes the new brussels sprouts? seems to be on every menu). As a lead in to the quail, our server recommended the tortelli with celeriac, which was divine. Tiramisu and the torched meringue with passion fruit topped off our meal. Less impressive but perhaps we were too full to enjoy. Cocktails were great (negroni and early riser). All in all, a satisfying dinner and atmosphere that we wish we could enjoy more often than distance allows (i.e., flying over the Pacific Ocean). We will be back!
20 minute wait for a table in spite of a confirmed reservation. Hostess was totally inept. One two seat table was available but not offered. Later arrivals seated before we were. It took 15 minutes to set a table for two for our "assigned" spot. Meanwhile, all attention was given to setting up a table for a private party. Crammed into the front area that was so loud that conversation was impossible. My drink order was delivered so late that it came right before our dinner wine. Server was MIA most of the evening. Food was nothing special. Very disappointing experience.
Cotogna came highly recommended by my daughter in law - we took a late afternoon reservation for late lunch, early dinner. Place was hopping the whole time! Couples, groups of friends, families. A great people watching experience! Our waiter, John was really busy but very attentive. Our beet appetizer was WONDERFUL! I had small pasta dish and my husband had pizza. My pasta was very tasty but not very hot. He loved the pizza. The dessert was the high point. A hazelnut chocolate torte with caramelized banana and banana gelato for me - pistachio gelato for him. Well prepared food, local ingredients, nice wine list by the glass a great Saturday afternoon date.
The food was absolutely fabulous! Our party of 3 shared 3 different antipasti - the halibut crudo & chioggia beets were beautifully presented and delicious. Each of us ordered entrees from the Primi menu and were not disappointed with the homemade pasta. Perfect portions! We all splurged and had dessert as well. The tiramisu is the best I have ever eaten. All this in a casual welcoming setting. Would go back in a heart beat.
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